Monday, January 30, 2012

Shadowy New Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 2 is Released

You can find this post at Word of the Nerd.

With just over two months until the season premier of Game of Thrones Season 2, fans are chomping at the bit to get another glimpse at the series. A few days ago, HBO released a "Notes From the Set" video highlighting the filming locations and set design of the latest season of Game of Thrones.  A new teaser for the second season, which is based on the second book of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, was posted tonight on the Game of Thrones Facebook page.

Lord Varys tells Tyrion Lannister that "A very small man can cast a very large shadow," as we see bits and pieces of what is to come in Season 2. Like all good teasers, however, it doesn't reveal too much information. I haven't finished "A Clash of Kings", but I have a feeling that this season we'll see a heroic side of Tyrion, who is portrayed by the award-winning Peter Dinklage. Daenerys Targaryen is sure to make a fiery arrival in Westeros.

Game of Thrones makes its return to HBO on April 1. Until then, enjoy the Game of Thrones comic!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Auld Lang Syne and all that

I'm sorry that I'm getting this one of these retrospective posts out now, but I did want to take an opportunity to thank everyone for making 2011 such an amazing year. I have met so many fantastic people through the blogging community, on Twitter, and will hopefully be meeting some of you in person this year. 2011 was a great year of growth for Kentucky Geek Girl. I created the Facebook page which has almost 200 fans, which is just amazing and I really do appreciate you all so much.

I do have a confession to make. I became so focused on creating content, getting out news and what not, that I lost sight of why I created the site in the first place. This was supposed to be my place on the web to talk about my specific interests in gaming and popular culture. In some ways, I feel like I failed the intent of why I began to put more effort into blogging, and for that I am sorry. I have also not written anymore of "Your Friendly Local ___ Shop." I look forward to getting out more in the Lexington community in 2012. In fact, I hope to branch out to any other places that strike my fancy, not just comics or gaming. Definitely look for that in the coming months.

I also want to take a specific look at some of the games that we play and the people who create them or even enjoy them as much as I do. Jasmine Hruschak, better known as IRLJasmine, was gracious enough to allow me to interview her and I look forward to sharing what she has to say about gaming in my first Gamer Spotlight. Look for that soon!

I'm also going to (hopefully) be attending several conventions in Kentucky this year. Unfortunately, my work and school schedules will not permit me to travel outside of the state, but next year I hope to attend GenCon, Dragon*Con, and Origins (at least!) and see many more of you awesome folks. If you ever pass through Kentucky, be sure to give me a holler!

I have some blogging resolutions that I definitely want to keep and I'm going to try and write even though I do have school and work. Thank you for reading and I hope to bring even more awesome things to the table this year and beyond. It means a lot to get feedback so if there's something you'd like to see or something you're not that fond of, just let me know. I really look forward to the great things that 2012 will bring.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch supports literacy!

I've recently been indoctrinated into the world of absolutely loving Sherlock with all of my being. Seriously. I watched both Series One and Two in the last week and I am hooked for life. The show is just brilliant and I will rave about it forever. My friend Cherise introduced me to this amazing video of the show's star, Benedict Cumberbatch, reading  the children's book "Little Red Hen." "Little Red Hen" isn't so much a fairytale as it is a morality story about hard work. If you do not work for something you won't receive the rewards. He reads it in the most wonderful way. Before beginning the book, he has this to say about reading:

"Reading is one of the joys of life and once you begin you can't stop. You've got so many stories to look forward to."


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

PIPA and its sister-bill are SOPAking dangerous

Yes, believe me, I went there.

In all seriousness, SOPA and PIPA are both bills that, if passed, would be a detriment to the Internet and especially what I do here at Kentucky Geek Girl. And the bills wouldn't just affect me, they would affect everyone in the blogging community who wants to spread the joy of nerdity and geekiness to the masses.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Filming has begun on the Untitled Star Trek Sequel!

Alrighty, folks. It's official. Filming has begun on J. J. Abrams' sequel to the 2009 Star Trek reboot. Rumors have been surrounding the project for months. At one point Benicio Del Toro was involved, but recently Benedict Cumberbatch of BBC's Sherlock (SWOON!!!1one) has landed a role. IMDB has already put him in the role of Khan Noonien Singh portrayed by Ricardo Montalban on The Original Series and in subsequent films. Cumberbatch is not confirming that he is the film's villain, however.

Press Release 

JJ Abrams Begins Production On Next “Star Trek” Movie 

Paramount Pictures announced that principal photography has commenced in Los Angeles, CA on the sequel to STAR TREK from director J.J. Abrams. The film will be released on May 17, 2013 in 3D. The 2009 re-launch of the "Star Trek" franchise by Abrams was met with critical acclaim and a worldwide gross of over $385 million at the box office.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present a Bad Robot Production of a J.J. Abrams Film. Returning to their posts on the Enterprise are John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Anton Yelchin. They are joined by new cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller

Based upon "Star Trek" created by Gene Roddenberry, the film is produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The script was written by Alex Kurtzman & Robert Orci & Damon Lindelof

Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers. The director of photography is Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC. The production designer is Scott Chambliss. The film is edited by Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. The costume designer is Michael Kaplan. The music is by Michael Giacchino.

Several new faces have been added to the cast, the aforementioned Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, who is starring opposite John Cusack in the new Edgar Allen Poe film "The Raven," and Peter Weller, who is no stranger to the Star Trek franchise, appearing on Star Trek: Voyager.

What do you think the plot of this sequel will be? Do you think Benedict Cumberbatch will play Khan?